Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Letter To My 18 Year Old Self

Dear 18 year old Jenn,

Hello Darling. I'm going to make this short and sweet, because I know you are stressing about life. You just graduated high school and all your friends are moving away. You are confused about what to do in college, and disappointed that you're only going to a community college. My biggest word of advice...Stop worrying. Calm down. Breathe. Everything is going to be ok.

Life is never going to make sense, so stop trying to figure it out. What happens is meant to happen, and the path you are on is the right one, even if it doesn't feel like it. In time you will learn who your real friends are, who actually loves you, and who is using you for all the wrong reasons. Tell the people in your life you love them, because shortly some of them will be gone.

Stop worrying about finding a boyfriend, because by the time you are 24 you will have gone through many break ups...all these boys are douche bags though, so don't worry your pretty little head about them. Be happy being single, and just have faith that a great boy will come along soon.

Also, don't be afraid to take chances. I know you are scared at taking risks. I know you're even more scared of change. But do things while you're young and don't have as much responsibility. One day I'm sure you will be married with kiddos and wish that you did more in your young single years.

Let me tell you, at 24 you still wont have life figured out. Not even close. But you will be more ok with it. You will feel confident in your skin, your friends, your family, and just being yourself. Have faith that everything happens for a reason. And when an opportunity comes along, take it.

Spoiler alert: you will book a plane ticket to Europe on the night of November 28, 2014. A place you never thought you would go. You will be in good company, and I'm pretty sure you will have the time of your life for 2 weeks. Get Ready.

Love you girl.
Your 24 year old self

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